Watch: How to get unstuck while living with chronic illness

Apr 29, 2022
 

Talking Chronic Illness on Broad Radio. What was so beautiful is that this one was personal for host Nelly - who has a family member living with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Me/CFS (commonly known as Chronic Fatigue)

In this quick chat we cover:
- Why chronic illness including invisible illness is an Underworld journey.
- Why family members and some clinicians gaslight those of us living with chronic illness.
- What's an empowering new story we can embrace.
- How to move forward while living with chronic illness.

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Watch: The 4 Emotional Stages of Chronic Illness

Apr 26, 2022
 

There are four emotional stages of living with chronic illness and here is the map.

Stage 1. In search of diagnosis - being out at sea
Stage 2. Treatment and some improvement - you've washed up on the beach.
Stage 3. You have regained some capacity - you're wandering in the forest.
Stage 4. You stabilise and start to integrate your experience - you return to the over-world.

The most important thing to remember is that these emotional states are not linear, one blood test and the results can have you back out at sea. One treatment that works super well and you leap frog back to the over-world.

There are different resources and support your empowerment at each of these stages. You can dive into these through either the Magnificence Home-Study Collection or working with me personally in Queen of the Underworld.

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Listen: How to manage your career while living with chronic illness

Apr 22, 2022
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Listen: How to manage your career while living with chronic illness
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Managing your Career while living with Chronic Illness

47% of Australians live with a chronic illness, 70% of whom also work

That's 6.6 million women in Australia living and working with chronic illness

So why don't we talk about this more?

‍ Michelle is on a mission to de-shame chronic illness, illuminate the stories of those 6.6 million Australian women, and help us all see their unique strengths and value.

In this episode with the fabulous Vari we talk about:

Society's outdated and untrue story of illness and wellness

 Michelle own experience of 2 chronic illnesses and how she now helps women in this space

The 'hero's journey' we see portrayed so often, and the power of illuminating the 'heroine's journey' instead - including some incredible ancient mythology

How the pandemic has changed opinions and ideas on chronic illness

Where women with chronic illness can find connection, community and 'helpful help'

How those people's family, friends, colleagues,...

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Podcast: Queen of the Underworld. Life, Love and Bedrest

May 03, 2021
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Podcast: Queen of the Underworld. Life, Love and Bedrest
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Queen of the Underworld. Life, Love and Bedrest

I was delighted to be interviewed by the gorgeous Monica Michelle, host of the utterly brilliant podcast Explicitly Sick. We had a very honest discussion about chronic illness, love, life and expectations from bed rest.

 

Much love, 

Michelle xx

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Podcast: Setting Boundaries while living with Chronic illness

May 03, 2021
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Podcast: Setting Boundaries while living with Chronic illness
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Setting Boundaries while living with Chronic Illness

It was wonderful to talk with Amanda Love about living with migraine associated vertigo (MAV) and an Autoimmune Condition of my Liver.

I reveal my conversation with death, and how I determined which drugs I would take and when.

Plus how I developed important healthy boundaries with both my clinicians and in my personal relationships.

Much love, 

Michelle xx

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Podcast: Ease and Intuition

May 03, 2021
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Podcast: Ease and Intuition
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Ease and Intuition

I am not here to rescue.

This has been one of the greatest lessons for me as part of my personal Feminine Maturity. I loved talking with Annie, host of Rebel Therapist – a podcast for therapist entrepreneurs.

This is a behind the scenes look at how and why I created the Finding Feminine Maturity online course. Plus why mythology is part of my process.

We also talk about why intuitive guidance is the most practical tool you have for connecting with others.

Much love, 

Michelle xx

 

 

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'Stop Apologising': What those of us living with chronic illness need to remember

May 03, 2021

 

It’s time to talk about it.

I rolled out of bed one Sunday morning and made it as far as the hallway before my whole world started to swirl and I was falling. Logic tells you that once you reach the floor the falling should stop. Even though I knew I was lying on the floor, my stomach kept lurching. I frantically tried to grasp at something, anything to stop the sensation. It didn’t work.

And so began the last five years of my life living with Migraine Associated Vertigo – basically instead of getting the pounding headache we normally associate with migraines, you get – I get – vertigo. The problem is that lying in the dark, going to sleep and waking up the next morning doesn’t fix this type of migraine. I spent months lying in bed 24/7 feeling like I was falling. Every sound, every movement, every turning on of the light – made it worse.

There was no alternative.

I had to take serious medication and begin the ascent back up to...

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Podcast: No End in Sight with Autoimmune Illness

Apr 05, 2021
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Podcast: No End in Sight with Autoimmune Illness
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No End in Sight with Autoimmune Illness

I have been bed-bound twice with very serious illnesses in the last decade.  In this No End in Sight interview with USA host Brianne Benness I share about my spiritual and emotional experience of illness, my focus on self-compassion, and how I used Greek mythology to build a map that makes sense of the chronic illness cycle.  

 

Much love, 

Michelle xx

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